The Yachtsman Turns One Year Old Tonight

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Today is The Yachtsman‘s official first birthday. So what better excuse do you need to get out and raise a couple rum-heavy tiki drinks?

What’s that you say? You want half-price cocktails (including the Best of Philly-winning Mai Tai)? Well, you can have that. From 6pm to 8pm all week long, the bar is letting their all their drinks go (with the exception of the Papa Doble and the Zombie Punch) for 50% off.

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Taqueria Feliz to throw Tiki Party

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Wednesday, Feb. 25 will be the date of the “Tiki-ria” at Taqueria Feliz

Manayunk’s Taqueria Feliz is throwing a Tiki party today through Thursday, February 26th. Food and drink menu additions will be available all three days with the big party with prizes and giveaways happening on Wednesday, February 25th.

Taqueria Feliz is offering $4 Kona Brewing Co. draft and bottles, along with $7 speciality cocktails like the “Azul Hawaiian,” the “My oh Mai Tai,” Lilikoi Margaritas, and Pina Coladas.

The three-course tasting menu is just $21 per person.

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The Yachtsman Is Fun

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Adam Erace weighs in on the cocktails at the Yachtsman and happily reports, the tiki drinks are fun and good. But most importantly, fun.

Making cocktails has been elevated to such high art, at times they can elicit a why-so-serious backlash, but with Yachtsman’s menu of high-octane punches, sneaky frappes and colorful rum coolers, Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal have managed to weave together drinks that feel joyful as well as thoughtful. Like the Bird of Paradise, a frothy cross between a Clover Club and a Ramos gin fizz with a subtle orange blossom perfume, or the grass-green Missionary’s Downfall, a frosty, refreshing rum, peach-and-pineapple situation whose color comes from a jungle of blended-in fresh mint. The velvety Tree Frog, a Don Q banana daiquiri mix with an undercurrent of galangal, allspice and star anise, is flat-out delicious; I want to make it a part of my daily breakfast routine.

Also revealed in Erace’s review, his high school AIM username.

Review: Tropical breezes and tiki reimagined at the Yachtsman [City Paper]
Yachtsman [Foobooz]

Get a Sneak Peek at the Yachtsman Tonight

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The Illuminati have declared today to be National Pina Colada Day (at least that’s who we assume control the designation of ridiculous things like National Pina Colada Day) and Emmanuelle is offering a pina colada and some tiki drinks that will be on the menu at Tommy Up’s upcoming tiki bar, the Yachtsman.

Emmanuelle opens at 8 p.m. and the pina colada and other tiki drinks are $8 while they last.

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Take Cocktail Classes at Franklin Mortgage

IntroductionToTikiClassFranklin Mortgage will be using its recently added upstairs bar to teach customers how to make cocktails. First up is “Introduction to Tiki.” Learn about tiki culture and tiki cocktails while enjoying a daiquiri, mai tai and zombie.

The tiki class is this Thursday at 6 p.m. and costs $85 per person. New head bartender, Mike Treffehn will be teaching the class.

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